One of the first considerations you’ll have to make when choosing a fence for your property is the type of fencing material that best meets your needs. There are a lot of benefits for each type of fence material but in this article, we will focus on the characteristics of wood fencing in Oklahoma City.


Wood fences are a popular type of fence in Oklahoma but that doesn’t mean that wood fencing is automatically YOUR best choice.  Because each situation is different, here are some expert fencing tips from our Oklahoma fence company experts that might help you make the best decision for your next fence.

How The Oklahoma Climate Can Affect Wood Fences

Moisture is one of the biggest dangers to wooden fencing, making it important to be aware of water interacting with the fencing before it becomes a problem. It will be important to use sealant and other water repellents after installation, to protect and prolong the life of your fence. Unlike other types of fencing, wood fences will eventually fail and will need to be replaced. That being said, wood fences do weather the harsh Oklahoma climate pretty well.  With a little maintenance on your part, your wood fence will look great and remain in good condition for many years to come.  


Understandably, price can sometimes be the deciding factor in which type of fence you choose! When the lower cost of most wood fences is considered in comparison to other fencing materials such as aluminum and vinyl fences, wood fences truly are a good choice for most Oklahoma homeowners.


Question: Are Wood Fences Strong?

Wood fences are very strong if … 

So the answer to the question, “Are wood fences strong enough to withstand the Oklahoma weather” is … it depends!  If Unlimited Fence was the local fence contractor you hired, then absolutely, the answer is YES!  

  1. You Use High-Quality Wood Fencing Material
    Many low-budget Oklahoma fence companies use lower-quality wood, which is less dense or has many imperfections. Big box stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot often carry this lower grade of fencing wood. Fences made from this quality of wood will not stand up to the Oklahoma climate very well and will fail much more quickly.
  2. The Wood Fence Posts Are Installed Properly
    If the posts aren’t strong, the fence won’t be strong. This is one of the main reasons it is so important to hire the right Oklahoma fence company like Unlimited Fence! We have set thousands, actually tens of thousands of wood fence posts using Postmaster posts, the strongest in the industry.  
  3. The Boards Are Properly Fastened
    Fence pickets and rails must be fastened properly using the proper exterior-grade hardware. Again, you may find an Oklahoma fence company in the area using inferior fasteners to save some money. When this happens, the fence loses strength and long-term integrity.

Popular Styles of Oklahoma Wood Fence

Wood fences can be designed and cut into just about any shape and style.  Some of the most common styles of wood fencing in Oklahoma are:


Photo of a horizontal wood fence

Horizontal Wood Fences

This is one of the most current and popular looks for wood fencing today! The modern aesthetic of a horizontal wood fence will add eye-catching personality to your property and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood!


Photo of a post and rail wood fence

Post and Rail Wood Fences

Post and rail wood fences are an inexpensive solution for most Oklahoma situations.  Traditionally used for livestock, they are also an excellent choice for making a bold demarcation between properties.


Photo of a shadowbox wood fence

Shadowbox Wood Fences

This is often a favorite option for many Oklahoma properties.  The shadowbox style of wood fence provides privacy while looking great on both sides of the fence.


Photo of a stockade privacy wood fence with metal postmaster posts

Standard Privacy (Stockade) Wood Fences

The traditional wood privacy fence typically has three horizontal rails that are visible to the homeowner with the more decorative side of the fence facing outward. This is the standard wood fence you often see in the Oklahoma City area.


Learn More About Oklahoma Wood Fences

Make sure to visit our Wood Fence page on our website for more information and photos of the wood fences we have installed in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area.

Ready to Work With the Best Oklahoma Fence Company?

The fence experts at Unlimited Fence would love to have the opportunity to show you first-hand why we are a top-rated Oklahoma fence company! You can call us at (405) 683-4388 or Contact Us online to reach our fence experts and get all of your questions answered quickly!  As always, No risk. No obligation. No hard sales tactics…just friendly service!